Pros

  • Firmware updates can boost speeds

Cons

  • Some write specs could be faster

At A Glance

Feature-rich drive provides fine overall performance. A firmware update adds support for 6X +R DL and 2X -R DL.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.plextor.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PX716ASW
Inventory Number 24003
General Information
UPC Code 00765075107442
Ports and Connections
Ports IDE
S/PDIF Output 1
Optical Drive
Single-Layer DVD+R Write Speed 16.0
DVD+RW Write Speed 4.0
DL DVD+R Write Speed 4.0
DVD-RW Write Speed 4.0
CD-ROM Read Speed 48.0
Single-Layer DVD-R Write Speed 16.0
DVD-ROM Pressed Disc Read Speed 16.0
DVD-ROM Burned Disc Read Speed 12.0
Included Software
Included Software Roxio Easy Media Creator Basic 7.1

Performance

Performance
Rewritable DVD Performance, for 3.4GB (seconds) 683.02
Format Rewritable DVD (seconds) 21.3
CD-R Mastering Write Average, for 694MB (seconds) 191.52
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Performance, for 4.35GB (seconds) 390.08
Dual-Sided Write-Once DVD Performance, for 7.9GB (seconds) 1631.16
Two-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R
Rewritable DVD Format Tested +RW
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R